US basketball star Brittney Griner is escorted from a courtroom after a hearing in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia in August. Photo: AP
US basketball star Brittney Griner is escorted from a courtroom after a hearing in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia in August. Photo: AP
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US basketball star Brittney Griner begins serving sentence in Russian penal colony

  • The two-time Olympic gold medallist was detained in February when Moscow customs agents said they found vape canisters containing cannabis oil in her luggage
  • Griner was sentenced to nine years in prison. She was sent to a penal colony after a Russian court rejected her appeal of her sentence last month

US basketball star Brittney Griner is escorted from a courtroom after a hearing in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia in August. Photo: AP
US basketball star Brittney Griner is escorted from a courtroom after a hearing in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia in August. Photo: AP
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